Calling all seniors!

May 28, 2021

Calling all seniors!

Seniors are an important part of our community, and we celebrate their contributions through seniors’ week events and taking the time to understand how we can best support older adults to thrive.

Seniors’ Week is coming up, June 7 through 13. Strathcona County invites seniors in our community to enjoy a Staycation!

“This year, it is especially important to reach out and celebrate seniors,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “Seniors have been significantly impacted by the pandemic. Loneliness, isolation and fear have increased for many older adults. The week’s activities are designed to add some cheer, while paying tribute to the experience, knowledge and vitality seniors add to our community.”

Kicking off the week, a special drive-thru event for seniors will take place on Monday, June 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Centennial Park, 4000 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park. The fun and safely run event will follow all COVID-19 protocols and restrictions in place; all drive-thru participants are asked to wear masks.

Seniors and their families can watch short videos on various topics and go on a self-guided scavenger hunt. Residents can also register for virtual recreation and wellness classes tailored to seniors, and other surprises are in store for the week. For more information on Seniors’ Week activities, call 780-464-4044.

Seniors’ survey: we want to hear what you have to say!

Strathcona County is also inviting the public to share feedback on seniors’ supports and services in the community. The survey will be available beginning June 1, until midnight on June 20 at or residents can call in to 780-464-4044 to fill out the survey over the phone.

“We are always looking for a better understanding on how to support seniors in our community,” adds Mayor Rod Frank. “Strathcona County and its Council are looking forward to getting feedback from both seniors, and those who support seniors, to help guide future decisions with older adults in mind.”

The County values the knowledge and contributions of its seniors. As an age-friendly community, the County is dedicated to meeting the needs of nearly 14,000 residents over the age of 65.

The survey feedback will give the County a better understanding of how to support seniors and thoughtfully provide programs and services that align with the County’s Social Framework’s priorities of affordability, access, safety, connectedness and inclusion.

Visit to complete the short survey from June 1-20, 2021. Surveys may also be completed by phone by calling 780-464-4044.


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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595